Sandy Hill Academy

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Sandy Hill
St Austell
PL25 3AT
0172675858
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Pupils
298
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(23/2/17)
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82%
NATIONAL AVG. 64%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. Sandy Hill Academy is larger than average. Work is under way to increase the number of pupils the school can accommodate over the next few years. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school is part of Aspire Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust of 20 Cornish primary schools. Sandy Hill Academy is the core school for the St Austell hub and the school shares resources and some staff across the hub. The headteacher is executive principal of another school in the hub. She leads staff development across the trust. Inspection report: Sandy Hill Academy, 23–24 February 2017 Page 10 of 13 The trust operates through hub councillors who act as local governors and are accountable to the board of directors. Very few pupils are from minority ethnic groups and the first language of a small number of pupils is not English. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is around half the national average. The Nursery provides for children aged three and four on a part-time basis. Children in Reception attend on a full-time basis. The school does not use any alternative providers.

Sandy Hill Academy Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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